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10 color ideas for repainting wooden furniture

10 color ideas for repainting wooden furniture

1. A timeless white


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It is the inratable color for refresh a wooden furniture. Timeless, versatile, bright and elegant, white modernizes any old piece of furniture, from the family wardrobe to the crib. And matches all other colors without exception, whatever the style of decoration! Its only (small) defect is to be more messy than a dark color, necessarily ... so we preferably choose a satin paint, easily washable. Too classic, white? We add a colorful element, whether it's door knobs or a contrasting facade.

2. A trendy gray


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Hard to find a more trendy color than anthracite gray for repaint wooden furniture, and good news, it is particularly easy to adopt. More modern than white but just as timeless, dark gray brings contrast to the decor to give it depth, especially since for shy people, you can always choose a lighter gray. Kitchen table, old wardrobe, child's chest of drawers or mottled sideboard, the gray paint renovates in the blink of an eye and goes perfectly with white, light wood or bright colors!

3. The dragee colors


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We say dragee colors, we could have said pastel colors: candy pink, baby blue and almond green, in priority. Soft, poetic and modern, these ultra-romantic shades transform a piece of furniture in two stages, three movements, or rather in two or three layers of paint! We rather choose them for small pieces of furniture like wooden chairs, bedside tables or dressers, but the more daring can repaint their wooden kitchen furniture in almond green, the look is in tune with the times.

4. The deep blue


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Classic blue is the Pantone color of the year 2020, and this timeless deep blue sublimates all furniture a bit old-fashioned. To repaint a wooden piece of furniture, blue is seldom lost, in particular with a deep shade which makes it gain in elegance and contrast: richer than black or gray, more intense than white, blue furniture is also particularly trendy. Not just in classic blue, by the way, so we don't hesitate to look for a peacock blue, petrol blue or navy blue paint!

5. A bright coral


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Coral red was the Pantone color of the year 2019, and its brightness does not go out of fashion. Lively without being aggressive, soft without being bland, it offers a nice fresh touch to a damaged wooden piece of furniture. Better, repaint a piece of coral furniture works as well on a small bedside table as on a large wardrobe, in a sleek Scandinavian white decor as in a maximalist decor in explosive colors!

6. The real black


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We rarely dare, and yet, repaint a piece of furniture in black is an effective way to revamp it. From kitchen furniture to chairs, a deep black painting shows an old weathered cupboard in the 21e century in a few strokes, a golden tip to renovate an old kitchen or wake up too wise chairs ... Guaranteed modernity, from contemporary design to the industrial atmosphere! Beware of matt black, all the same, chic and trendy but more messy than satin black.

7. Mint green


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Original, soothing and inspiring, mint green boosts creativity as much as serenity. Perfect for refresh wooden furniture in a few strokes of paint with a Zen and natural atmosphere! Depending on the decor and desires, you can even choose it darker in emerald green for contrast, lighter in pastel green for softness. In any case, it goes perfectly with white or beige to boost the brightness, blue for a creative atmosphere and red or yellow for good humor.

8. A sunny yellow


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In a white decor, yellow enhances the brightness, with dark colors, it awakens the atmosphere. As saying that paint wooden furniture with a yellow paint always makes a nice effect! With white, we put on a sunny yellow, with warm colors, on a saffron yellow, and with dark colors, on a mustard yellow. We still prefer to repaint small pieces of furniture rather than imposing pieces of furniture, to sow color by touches and not in too massive flat areas.

9. A real turquoise


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Like all blues, turquoise is an ideal color for transform wooden furniture with paint. Easy to love, soft and inspiring, it is more punchy than a navy blue and more original than a classic blue. Something to set the tone in a kitchen, bedroom or living room, especially since the paint color easily adapts to all styles of furniture, whatever their size. Buffet, wardrobe, desk, chest of drawers or console, it's beautiful and it also works on a piano.

10. A vibrant red


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Timeless, the wooden furniture painted red adapts to a multitude of decor styles. Asian, contemporary, classic, it goes perfectly with black and white for a timeless look. You can even skate it for a vintage effect! The right measure? Unless expressly desired, we simply repaint a single piece of furniture in red or we opt for small furniture, in order to avoid overdosing.